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One of the major art movements of the twentieth century was that of Pop Art. Widely associated in America with such artists as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, pop art is characterized by themes and techniques drawn from popular mass culture and mass media including such diverse influences as advertising and comic books.
While Warhol is dead, the pop art movement continues on. The Moose discovered this site for LA Pop Art the other day while surfing the net. What this site does is sell pop art that mixes iconic images with the language associated with those images. For example, take a look.
This poster of Rocky recreates the unforgettable image of Rocky at the top of the steps to the Philadelphia Art Museum using nothing but the dialogue from the movie itself.
The technique used to create this cool poster is known as micrography. A brief history of the technique of micrography can be found on the LA Pop Art website but here is a brief excerpt
Micrography, the scribal practice of employing minuscule script to create abstract shapes or figurative designs, is an art form that has been used by Jews for over a millennium. This intricate decorative technique was first practiced in Egypt and the Land of Israel in the tenth century. Micrography developed within the Islamic cultural milieu in which the written word was frequently transformed into elaborate decorative patterns. This abstract ornamentation, emphasized in Islamic art, strongly influenced the artistic creations of the Jews living in many Near Eastern countries.
Pretty cool stuff. These posters would make great gifts for all your writer or movie quoting friends
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